Ready to go pink at NKEC
NKEC’S annual Pink Day is scheduled for Sept. 21.
Pink Day has been a very important day for students ever since it started at Central Kings in 2007. NKEC has shown awareness every year since by wearing pink shirts to show students and staff are against bullying.
“It is important to raise awareness for bullying and show others you are not OK with it happening around you,” said NKEC student Abigail Hillier. “Bullying still happens every day, even though we might not see it. So we need to continue to make a difference in our school and also in the community and show people that bullying is not OK and never will be.”
The day is a visible reminder, she said.
“I believe that wearing these shirts does make a difference at NKEC. Every year you see more and more people being nicer to one another and apologizing if they were rude to someone before,” she added.
The shirt symbolizes unity and people accepting one another, said Hillier.
Wearing the shirt means something different for everyone, she added. Some wear it because they’ve been bullied before, while others wear it because someone they love has been bullied.
Bullying needs to become a thing of the past, she added, and for NKEC students, wearing a pink shirt on Sept. 21 is the first step.